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News.com: Linux makes a move into handhelds

May 05, 2001, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Shim)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

CNET is reporting a piece of news that might be hopeful for Linux handheld enthusiasts: next month will mark the first time research firm IDC tracks Linux in the handheld market.

While the bulk of the report is straightforward enough, it does dip briefly into a few points sure to rile a few readers:

"In the short term, the biggest obstacle for Linux is that it doesn't have a governing body to steer the development of the operating system, according to Burden."

"The same can be said about the development of Linux for PCs. Linux is open-source software that depends on a community of developers to expand and update the operating system."

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